- Study at Senshu University, a highly-selective Japanese university with an international focus
- Take courses through the Senshu Univeristy Japanese Business, Culture and Language (BCL) program
- Participate in the optional weekend homestay with a local Japanese family
- Explore Tokyo, visit Japanese temples and shrines, sing karaoke, attend sporting events, and try international cuisine
- Travel during the extended fall break and see Yokohama, Nikko, Kyoto, Mt. Fuji, Hiroshima, Osaka, Miyajima, or Himeji
Senshu University, founded in 1880, is a private institution consisting of two campuses. The downtown Tokyo campus, located near the Imperial Palace, is the home of the Law School and major evening programs.
The UNL program is held on the Ikuta campus located in Kawasaki City, a 25-minute train ride from Shinjuku City, center of Tokyo. The programs of the suburban campus include a graduate school, international office, economics, literature, and business. There are also several University-affiliated high schools. Many graduates of the high schools go on to attend Senshu University.
Admission to the University is highly competitive and only one in five student applicants is accepted. The majority of the 21,000 enrolled students live in Tokyo and commute daily to the campus since there is little opportunity for them to live on campus.
Senshu University has set specific international goals, with an emphasis on increasing their students' English language skills. These goals have prompted Senshu University to participate in several exchange programs with universities in the United States to provide study opportunities for their students who are proficient in English.
Course of Study
The academic program consists of three courses especially designed for program participants. Students earn seventeen total hours of credit in Japanese, business, and modern language elective credit.
The academic program consists of three courses especially designed for program participants.
Japanese Language (8 credits): The intense Japanese language course is designed for students with all levels of proficiency, including those who have not studied the language. The emphasis is on conversation, patterns and vocabulary, grammar and reading, and listening comprehension.
Japanese Civilization (3 credits): The Japanese Civilization course is a general introduction to Japanese history and culture. It emphasizes geographical features, history, and culture, as well as contemporary Japanese politics, economy, education, and family roles.
Business (6 credits): The business course explores Japanese business concepts and methods of operation. Field trips to multinational corporations such as Sony, Nissan, Suntory, and Mitsui insurance are among the highlights of the course. Approved for 6 credit hours in CBA.
CBA students should discuss the credit they earn with a CBA Academic Adviser. Students enrolled in other colleges should discuss credit with their major adviser in their college.
All undergraduate students in good standing are eligible. A 3.0 GPA is preferred, but motivated students with a GPA between 2.5 and 3.0 will be considered. While applications from non-UNL students may be considered, preference will be given to UNL students.
The final application deadline (pending availability) for the Fall 2017 program is February 1st, 2017.
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Accommodations and Other Arrangements
Program participants live only a short walk from the classroom buildings, the train station, and local shops in the Senshu International House. As an exciting new addition to the program, students share rooms with local Japanese students.
The Senshu International House has a kitchen, shower rooms, pay phone, and laundry facilities. Bedding is provided; meals are not. During part of the stay, students participate in homestays with Japanese families. On the weekends, host families often take their students to Kamakura, the countryside, or on cultural excursions.
Fall 2017 Program Dates: TBD
See the "Cost Sheet" above and the Financial
page on the Education Abroad website.
Explanation of Costs
Exchange program participants pay UNL tuition and fees at the rate they normally pay as a resident or non-resident, plus a $150 Education Abroad Fee and other fees related to the exchange. Please see the Cost Sheet for a detailed explanation of program costs and the payment process.
Financial Aid & Scholarships
Please see the Education Abroad website for detailed information about financial aid and scholarships.
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